Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Committee Member

Bradley Donohue

Number of Pages



Despite a legal mandate to report suspected child maltreatment, the literature has consistently reported a failure by mandated professionals to report suspected maltreatment. Lack of knowledge regarding child maltreatment, reporting requirements and possible consequences of reporting have been cited as impediments to reporting. Previous research has recommended the development of training programs to address these hindrances. However, empirically validated training programs specific to the reporting of child maltreatment in mental health professionals have yet to be developed. Therefore, this study is the first to examine the efficacy of a child maltreatment reporting training program which addresses knowledge of child maltreatment laws, reporting requirements, possible consequences of reporting, and therapeutic reporting procedures in mandated mental health professionals.


Abuse; Child; Child Abuse; Development; Evaluation; Health; Maltreatment; Mandated; Mandated Reporting; Mental; Mental Health Professionals; Professionals; Program; Reporting; Reporting Training; Training; Workshop

Controlled Subject

Clinical psychology; Mental health

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1.61 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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